Voting

House Dems want to ensure the Legislature stays out of citizen-led...

As petitions for two anti-abortion ballot initiatives are circulating throughout Michigan, several House Democrats are working to take the Legislature out of the citizen-led...

All Michigan Dems vote for federal bill cracking down on voter...

WASHINGTON — The U.S. House passed legislation on Friday that would give the federal government broader authority to police voting rights violations across the...

Michiganders can now register to vote online, use digital notary services

As of Monday, Michiganders can now register to vote, update their voter registration information and have documents notarized from the comfort of their computer,...

The tumultuous life of an independent redistricting commissioner

A warm breeze blew past Colleen Coyle Mathis and her husband, Christopher, as they lounged on the back porch of their Spanish Colonial Revival-style...

Judge allows independent redistricting commission to move forward over GOP objections

Updated, 6:07 p.m. 11/25/19 A federal judge in Grand Rapids has denied a request by several Michigan Republicans to block the implementation of a new...

SOS taps new elections chief

Jonathan Brater is the new director of the Michigan Bureau of Elections starting Jan. 2. Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson announced Brater will replace retiring...

Benson, lawmakers hold town hall on redistricting panel, voting changes

Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson and a group of state lawmakers met with constituents Tuesday night to educate and answer questions about voting reform...

Priorities USA now has 3 voting lawsuits in Michigan

Priorities USA, a Washington, D.C.-based Democratic SuperPAC, has now filed three lawsuits this fall in Michigan over voting issues. As the Advance has previously reported,...

Whitmer: Betsy DeVos is unpopular, Trump tweets are ‘dumb’ 

WASHINGTON — Gov. Gretchen Whitmer doesn’t mince her words when she talks about President Donald Trump, Betsy DeVos and Republicans in the Michigan Legislature.  The...

Ken Coleman: Remembering Dingell, Keith and Conyers, proud veterans who fought...

On Veterans Day 2019, I reflected this morning on three American heroes who died this year: John Dingell, Damon Keith and John Conyers. I covered...

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